Minute Clinic: Alarm Redundancy Without Alarm Duplication

By Traci Purdum, Senior Digitial Editor

In today’s Minute Clinic, we learn about alarm redundancy without alarm duplication. And no, they are not the same thing. Alarm duplication is multiple alarms on the same variable – it’s done out of fear of missing the first alarm. But it’s a mistaken belief that it will help you not miss alarms. Alarm redundancy is where you have another alarm backing up the first alarm, but it’s on a different variable entirely. If one variable fails what’s the next thing to fail? Listen in to hear more sage advice from Dave Strobhar -- founder and principal-human-factors engineer for Beville Engineering. Dave is also the founder of the Center for Operator Performance.

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